Homer Veterinary Clinic, P.C. - Our Staff

Homer Veterinary Clinic PC

326 Woodside Avenue
Homer, AK 99603

(907)235-8960

www.homervet.com

We are currently updating Staff Bio's and look forward to sharing our full staffing including new faces soon - September 3, 2019!

We are welcoming applicants from September 1st 2019 for a veterinary technician with minimum 2 years experience in clinical practice including critical/emergency care. We expect all fundamental skills to be mastered with exemplary proficiency in the areas of anesthesia/pain management, diagnostic imaging, critical care and emergency triage support, surgical preparation and advanced monitoring skills along with compassionate client communication skills. Working within a team where challenging cases and situations are met with excellent communication between all team members and clients while always caring for our patients with compassion, kindness and professionalism is essential.  We are a paper light practice. Salary and benefits are very competitive in this tight market for veterinary technicians so not only do you get to work in a great clinic, you also have the opportunity to live in a vibrant progressive community in a stunning location in Alaska. Over-time work and weekend work can be expected on a rota basis. Relocation expenses negotiable for the right candidate. Please complete the form attached here and submit by hand, email or mail Job Application Form (6).pdf 48 KB.

Veterinary Technicians

Jennifer Wambach, LVT

Jennifer grew up in Homer and joined the Homer Veterinary Clinic team in 2001. She rapidly progressed to achieve her goal becoming a licensed veterinary technician in 2006, via the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program offered through Cedar Valley College and supported through American Animal Hospital Association.

Jennifer brings dedication to providing professional and individualized care for each patient. Her special interests are optimizing dental health, patient nutrition, laboratory work and critical emergency care. Jennifer has attended special training sessions at national conferences and workshops, including advanced training in digital dental radiography and emergency care. Outside of the clinic Jennifer finds time to enjoy the antics of her 2 dear pugs, Ellie and Jig a along with her labradors Iris and Winnie!


Danielle Wythe

Danielle completed her training as a Veterinary Technician in Pittsburgh in 2009 and completed her practical training at Homer Veterinary Clinic that year and stayed on to became an integral member of our team.

Danielle grew up in Homer and has a deep connection to our community - both animals and people and has an amazing memory for every pet she meets recalling names and stories years later! After a hiatus of 4 years Danielle returned to the clinic in November 2018 and has advanced in many areas of veterinary nursing and you will meet her as comfortable in the surgical suite with an emergency  to helping with laser therapy and now and then assisting with feeding of orphan otters!


Client Care Representatives

Khristy Chapman, Client Care Coordinator

Khristy grew up in Stonington, Maine and graduated from University of Maine Farmington with an educational degree. Khristy worked at a veterinary hospital in Maine for 15 years caring for pets and their owners prior to moving to Alaska in early 2014. 

Khristy has brought a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the complexities of providing the best veterinary care to every client to her daily work at the clinic. She has helped create many new programs at the clinic and really enjoys been among animals and animal-loving people! Khristy is also instrumental in managing many aspects of the operations of the clinic and training staff new to the field. Outside of the clinic, Khristy enjoys reading and relaxing, walking on the beach and spending invaluable time with her children.


Sarah Wise

Sarah is a 3rd generation homesteader with her grandfather setting roots in Homer Alaska in 1954. She has a passionate love for this beautiful sleepy little town and all it has to offer. She grew up on a small farm out East End Rd surrounded by horses, cows, rabbits and ducks. From a very young age her grandfather inspired her to love all animals.

Her passion in life is animals and their human companion's welfare. She loves to spend most of her time with her fur-children Jake the dog, Mouse the cat, and Logan the ferret. Sarah also loves to ride horses, hike with her dog, garden, fish, and spend as much time as possible outdoors enjoying all what nature has to offer. 

Sarah joined the clinic in early Spring 2018 and is ever helpful and supportive to all our clients and their pets who she is getting to know really well in her client care position.


LaDawn professionalLaDawn Allen

As a U.S. Army Veteran and a U.S. Coast Guard spouse, LaDawn has had the opportunity to live and work all across the United States. Originally from a small farming and seafood community on the Alabama Gulf Coast, when she was not traveling on temporary assignments with her Air Force mother. Sharing LaDawn’s families 12-acre property were always a variety of animals from horses, cows, and goats to rabbits, dogs, and hamsters. This gave LaDawn an early love and appreciation for all animals large and small.

LaDawn brings 15 years of business experience to the clinic. That experience includes operations, logistics, administration, and management. She brings a background in customer/client service and human resources from a variety of business industries.LaDawn enjoys a number of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, paddle boarding and beach combing. She also likes to read and just hang out with her family. Her fur family currently consist of her daughters' Lion Head Rabbit “Potter” and the families 12-year-old Blue Heeler named “Blitzer”.


Veterinary Assistants


Christie Hill

Christie grew up in Homer, having a passion for animals, music, softball and track. She worked briefly for the founder of the clinic, Dr. Ralph Broshes over 20 years ago and once her family were raised she  decided to rekindle and develop her skills as a veterinary assistant returning in Spring 2017.
Christie has completed Fear Free Certification and training in Class 4 Laser Therapy along with many other areas of advanced veterinary assisting and is an important member of staff making sure so much of the "behind the scenes" work gets completed correctly, coordinating with our surgical team along with supporting doctors during preventive care appointments and doing laser treatments with out patient visits!


Dena Johnson

After several vacations visiting family in Alaska, Dena decided to make the move to Homer from Las Vegas, Nevada early Spring 2019.  Having worked in the corporate world for several years, she decided to get back to what she enjoys most, helping to take care of animals.  She has worked as a veterinary assistant in Helena, MT and Oakhurst, CA. 

Dena enjoys being outdoors, gardening, exploring Alaska and most of all spending time with family and her English Labrador, Tuppence.


Stevie Malaski

Stevie was born in Anchorage, Alaska. After spending much of her childhood years in the Lower 48th she returned to AK in 2010. Stevie worked in a pet boarding facility for over 4 years and realized that she wanted to explore working in the animal medical field. In 2017 she enrolled in the UAA Matsu College to gain her qualification in Veterinary Assisting and started working at a local veterinary hospital in the valley after graduating. 

One of Stevie's goals has been to move to Homer and we are delighted that she made the move this summer with her dog, Canaan and cat, Mo. Outside of the clinic, they all love to take walks on our local beaches and relax in the beautiful outdoors of Kachemak Bay.


Fawna Johnson

Fawna grew up in Anchor Point living in the original home that her grandfather had dreamed and made come true! She shared that home with 8 dogs, 4 cats and 3 guinea pigs over the years! No wonder that Fawna now dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day and joined us this summer as a kennel assistant, before her senior year at our local high school,to gain experience and insight into clinical practice.

Fawna continues her studies this Fall and helps out part-time especially in the areas of surgery preparation and equipment care, all vital steps to helping us provide optimal care for your pets! While not at school or the clinic Fawna enjoys art, reading, 4-wheeling and playing the saxaphone!